Ireland international Lewis Bienek to leave Castleford

Drew Darbyshire
Lewis Bienek in action for Castleford

Ireland international Lewis Bienek will leave Castleford at the end of the season, the club has announced.

The 23-year-old prop has made six appearances for the Tigers since arriving at the club from Hull ahead of this season.

A Castleford statement read: “The Tigers can confirm that Lewis Bienek will be departing the club at the end of the season.

“We would like to thank Lewis for all his efforts as a Tiger this year and we wish him well for the future.”

Bienek came through the ranks at London Broncos, where he played 18 games before his Super League move to Hull in 2018.

The front-rower spent three seasons at Hull, making eight first team appearances. He also spent time on loan at London, Doncaster, Batley and Leigh before linking up with Castleford earlier this year.

Bienek made his international debut for Ireland in 2018 and has won three caps for the Wolfhounds so far.

Bienek joins Grant Millington (retiring), Oliver Holmes (Warrington), Jesse Sene-Lefao, Peter Mata’utia (Warrington) and Alex Foster in departing the Tigers at the end of the season.